Major Matina Jewell

(Retired) CSP

Life-changing perspective from the front line of leadership, resilience and change.

Finalist 2018

Major Matina Jewell

(Retired) CSP

Life-changing perspective from the front line of leadership, resilience and change.


Major Matina Jewell (Retired) CSP is an inspirational trailblazer, helping leaders build resilient teams to thrive through change.

Named in the ‘AFR 100 Women of Influence 2018’, Matina is also a Telstra Business Awards Finalist and was named a CPA Australia ‘Top-10 Smart Thinker’.

Among her honorary roles, Matina is a founding ambassador for Project Thankful, a movement partnered with the United Nations to help empower women and children globally.

A bark portrait painting of Matina was entered for the 2019 Archibald Prize, and her incredible life story has been optioned for a global feature film.

Military Trailblazer & Peacekeeper

Major Matina Jewell (Retired) CSP grew up in the hinterland of Byron Bay and joined the Army at age 17.  During her 15-year military career, Matina:

Advisor & Ambassador

Since being medically retired, Matina has campaigned for change for veterans and others in need through numerous honorary, ambassador and advisory roles, including:

Change Champion

Matina is a proud mum to busy young girls with husband Clent Jewell, and lives on the Far North Coast of NSW.

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Australian War Memorial

Matina's In-Their-Words contribution, now part of a permanent exhibition at the Australian War Memorial  (4.24s)

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ABC Australian Story Documentary

The Blue Beret – Parts I & II

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Foxtel Documentary

Foxtel ‘I Survived’ Documentary


Matina is honoured to be a Brand Ambassador for TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES (TFS) who have supported millions of Australians in financing and protecting their vehicles.

Matina and TFS are aligned in their passion and duty for serving the communities they work and live in.

As a UN Peacekeeper in the Middle East, Matina patrolled ‘The Blue Line’ for many months in her TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO.

And Matina is just as appreciative of the safety and comfort of TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO doing the school drop-off and pick-ups today.

With aligned values of respect, passion, quality, innovation, and collaboration, Matina Jewell is proud to be associated with the HOGO BOSS brand.

With sustainability and success inextricably linked, HUGO BOSS has long been Matina’s first choice as the most accessible, fashionable and innovative wardrobe. “HUGO BOSS offers high quality and comfort every time – whether I’m heading to a keynote speech from a long haul flight, or to a coffee meeting from school pick up”.

Quality, innovation, and responsibility form the foundation of HUGO BOSS sustainability strategy, and focus efforts on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Matina was named in the
AFR 100 Women of Influence 2018′.
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AFR 100 Women of Influence Awards
Finalist 2018

AFR 100 Women of Influence Awards Finalist 2018

The Australian Financial Review (AFR) 100 Women of Influence Awards identifies Australian women championing change in business and society, and those who have dedicated their time and energy to help and encourage other women fighting for change every day.

Professional Speakers Australia
Certified Speaking Professional 2017

Professional Speakers Australia Certified Speaking Professional 2017

Matina was awarded Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation by the Professional Speakers Association Australia in 2017, being recognised internationally as a professional speaker of the highest standard.

Telstra Business Women’s Awards
Finalist 2016

Telstra Business Women’s Awards Finalist 2016

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards recognises outstanding women and celebrates those doing business differently, redefining the conversation on female leadership at all levels of business.
Honorary roles

Project Thankful

Project Thankful Founding Ambassador

Matina is a founding ambassador for Project Thankful, a movement to encourage all of us to reflect on how the everyday can be extraordinary. Thankful® is partnered with the United Nations for the empowerment and cessation of violence against women and children, globally.

Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project Ambassador

Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project Ambassador

The Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project was established to raise funds to construct the memorial honouring the service, courage and sacrifice of Australian peacekeepers in the service of international peace and security. The memorial opened in Canberra on 14th September 2017, the 70th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in UN Peacekeeping Missions.

ANZAC Centenary

ANZAC Spirit - ANZAC Centenary Commissioner

Matina provided advice to the Prime Minister and Government as one of the six-member ANZAC Centenary Commission, which included former Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and the late Malcolm Fraser, on how to best commemorate arguably one of the most important milestones in our young Nation's history - The ANZAC Centenary from 2014 to 2018.
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For many of us 2021 was a year of extremes – both highs and lows.
As we venture into a fresh new year I’m choosing to turn up each day with authenticity, hope and determination. It’s why I’m loving this @beinmotion t-shirt that encourages us to show up.

Happy New Year
Matti x

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Delighted to share my experiences in a virtual interview with Belinda Rawsthorne, GM Risk & Network Engagement, as part of the @CommBank Thought Leaders Event Series today. Congratulations to #WomenInFocus for their continued commitment to advancing female leaders in business.

Heart breaking scenes in Afghanistan
The sheer desperation, panic & fear across the country is difficult to process.
Many in our defence community are feeling a mixture of raw emotions. Reach out & check in on your mates.
More support at Open Arms or Life Line.
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After a weekend where a large portion of Australia was in lockdown, & anxiety, frustration & uncertainty are at high levels; don’t underestimate the power of kindness.
Who in your community might benefit from a ‘check-in’ this week?

#matinajewell #thoughtleadership #resilience

Rest in peace Wolf, Du, Big Mack & Hans Peter, my courageous team mates who were Killed In Action whilst serving as UN peacekeepers. May their service & sacrifice during the 2006 Lebanon War never be forgotten.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the fatal bombing of PB Khiam 💔

I am so pumped for Day 2 of the leadership conference at Byron Bay for leaders in the real estate industry.
Building on the insights from Allan Parker yesterday, Global Wellness leader @timjackadams shared his research around recharging our own battery & thriving sustainably.

Fabulous first day of the leadership retreat at Byron Bay for leaders in the real estate industry.
It’s always an honour to work with the incredible Allan Parker and explore his neuroscience perspective whilst unpacking my battlefield experiences for business. Bring on day 2!

Honoured to give the keynote & share the stage with @ShaneFitzAU at @NSWRFS Assoc conference today. I shared my battlefield experiences of courageous leadership, decision making under pressure & seeing change as an opportunity. Thanks for your generous standing ovation #RFSA2021

Privileged to share my experiences on courageous leadership, connection and teamwork to thrive through change, with the newly appointed senior consultants from @PwC_AU at a national virtual event this week.

#matinajewell #pwc #auditing #professionalservices #leadershipinaction

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I admire people who are really clear on their purpose.

I know that when I am living purposefully, I feel more meaning in everything I do.

And when I take action around my purpose, I feel fulfilled.

I call this ‘dutiful’; the duty we have to ourselves to live life on purpose.

purposeful  + meaningful + actionable = fulfilment

It feels beautiful to live dutiful.